Guarding the Guards: Accountable Authorities in VANETs

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In this paper we present an approach to gaining increased anonymity from authorities within a VANET. Standardization organizations and researchers working on VANETs recognize privacy as highly important. However, most research focuses on privacy from other vehicles and external attackers, as opposed to privacy from system-administrating authorities. Our proposed solution forces authorities to resolve identities, i.e. de-anonymize vehicles, in public. It thereby creates a public log of identity resolutions and offers end-users a tool with which they can both validate the authorities' reasons for resolving identities and measure the extent to which such power is exercized.


External organisations
  • Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Systems


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9428-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Event2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) -
Duration: 2018 Dec 52018 Dec 7


Conference2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Abbreviated titleVNC 2018
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